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Lorberbaum named to WFCA Hall of Fame

Dalton, Ga.—The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has named Jeffrey S. Lorberbaum, chairman and CEO of Mohawk Industries, to the organization’s Hall of Fame. Lorberbaum is the 47th inductee since the Hall of Fame was established in 1992. He will be joining a distinguished list of industry pioneers and leaders, including his parents, Shirley and Alan, who founded Aladdin Mills. Lorberbaum will be honored during a ceremony at The International

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Lisbiz strategies: Make your store rock over the holidays

November 27-December 11, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 13 By Lisbeth Calandrino   November and December are often the slowest months for flooring dealers. If you’re a salesperson, they can also be the most depressing. While everyone else is partying and rushing around, you’re waiting for customers to come in and buy flooring. Here’s a list of things you can do to draw customers and bring cheer to your store. Have

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Marketing mastery: How to manage your online reputation

November 27-December 11, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 13 By Jim Augustus Armstrong   I was doing an online marketing assessment for Susan, a dealer from California, when she said, “Jim, I can’t believe this dealer has a higher star rating than us. He operates out of a storage container, and he once pulled a gun on a customer.” I said to Susan, “Let’s walk a mile in Cathy Consumer’s shoes

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    Technology: Retail Lead Management system gets upgrade

Technology: Retail Lead Management system gets upgrade

November 27-December 11, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 13 By Lindsay Baillie   Retail Lead Management, a cloud-based CRM software designed specifically for flooring retailers, has released a host of new features to increase its effectiveness and help dealers track retail flooring leads. These features were launched only a couple of months after the program was made available to all flooring retailers. Jason Goldberg, CEO of America’s Floor Source, had the

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Al’s column: The importance of employee retention

November 27-December 11, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 13 By Lisbeth Calandrino   A friend of mine was recently fired for having a side business that was in competition with his employer’s. He had developed a reviews-based platform for businesses, but he never took any of his employer’s customers. It was developed simply to have an extra source of income. Does this sound familiar? Early on, he spoke to his boss

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    Interior Design magazine awards Mohawk Group’s Lichen

Interior Design magazine awards Mohawk Group’s Lichen

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Group’s Lichen modular carpet, which merges leading concepts in biophilic design and sustainability, took home a coveted Best of Year Award from Interior Design magazine over the weekend in New York. Approximately 250,000 online votes determined the winners in the 12th annual Best of Year Awards, which honor the world’s outstanding projects and products in 113 design categories. Over 1,000 design professionals and enthusiasts representing the U.S., Mexico, Poland, Brazil,

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Shaw signs UN Global Compact

Dalton, Ga.—Shaw Industries has signed the United Nations Global Compact, a widely recognized set of principles focused on upholding and protecting human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption standards. Further, Shaw will implement the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact throughout its supply chain with updates to its sustainable sourcing policy and related terms and conditions for all suppliers. “The UN Global Compact and its principles align with our culture

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Halstead, Metroflor donate to Unidos Disaster Relief Fund

Calhoun, Ga.—Halstead and Metroflor have donated $100,000 to the Unidos Disaster Relief Fund. The contribution reflects the company’s deep historical commitment to philanthropy in a meaningful way, particularly in response to natural disasters. Over the years, the company and its owners, the Stone family, have donated significant funds and flooring product to help aid people in need resulting from such catastrophes. “Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of Hamilton, has been an

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    Torlys adds online room visualizer

Torlys adds online room visualizer

Toronto, Canada—Torlys has launched a new room visualizer on its website. The new feature allows users to visualize how a Torlys floor will look in any space. Users can bring their design visions to life and be sure about their choice before making an investment. Since mobile browsing is becoming increasingly popular amongst users of all age groups, this state-of-the-art program has been optimized for mobile use. One key feature allows

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    Registration for Domotex asia/ChinaFloor is now open

Registration for Domotex asia/ChinaFloor is now open

Shanghai, China—Domotex asia/ChinaFloor, the annual hub for Asia-Pacific flooring professionals, now welcomes visitors to register for its 2018 edition, March 20-22. This year marks the show’s 20th anniversary and to celebrate, over 100 pre-registered visitors will be granted signature VIP access as well as receive invitations to concurrent conferences and festivities during the show. To register, guests can visit domotexasiachinafloor.com. “I expect our 2018 global visitor registration and attendance to

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Stulpin named chief creative officer for Tarkett N.A.

Solon, Ohio—Tarkett has promoted Chris Stulpin to chief creative officer for Tarkett North America. In this newly created role, Stulpin will lead design, marketing communications, product management and marketing project management functions. Stulpin joined Tarkett in March 2015 as senior vice president of design. During this time, he has helped define market needs and the future of flooring products, including the development of Collections Infinies, Tarkett’s introduction of technologically advanced

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    Installments: Moisture mitigation

Installments: Moisture mitigation

November 20/27, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 12 By Elliot Gordon   Contractors are under pressure to complete projects on ever-shorter schedules with ever-tighter budgets. The imperative to get the job done quickly and efficiently may overshadow the need to fully test concrete slabs to determine whether moisture remediation is required. However, if moisture testing is not conducted and moisture content sneaks up on you in the middle of a project,

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    Spotlight: Karndean Designflooring makes it easier to sell more

Spotlight: Karndean Designflooring makes it easier to sell more

November 20/27, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 12 By Lindsay Baillie   For retailers navigating the sea of LVT products, diversity is the key to success, experts say. This differentiation can be found in product design and development as well as experiences with a particular manufacturer. Karndean Designflooring aims to provide retailers with opportunities to increase their business via exclusive designs, top-notch customer service and creative marketing materials. “At Karndean, we

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Lizbiz Strategies: Don’t let red-hot sales leads get too cold

November 20/27, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 12 By Lisbeth Calandrino   The good thing about hot sales leads is they tend to fall right in your lap. The bad news is you can’t sit on them for too long before they get stale. Managing and following up on leads can be tricky. I get it. You meant to call them, but you were too busy. Now you’re afraid to follow

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    CARE names Jacy Bolden director of California Carpet Stewardship Program

CARE names Jacy Bolden director of California Carpet Stewardship Program

Dalton, Ga.—Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has named Jacy Bolden as the first full-time director of the California Carpet Stewardship Program. Bolden comes to CARE with extensive experience in product stewardship, waste and environmental policy as the founder of consulting firm The JBC Groups. Her work includes corporate sales, solid waste systems, recycling and composting operations, and nonprofit management, as well as municipal and local government program operations and policy development. In 2004,

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Couristan bolsters sales team

Fort Lee, N.J.—As Couristan prepares for an explosive 2018 and the launch of several new collections at Surfaces 2018, the company has hired two leading residential floor coverings sales executives

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WF Taylor, Smell Away Solutions form strategic alliance

Overland Park, Kansas—WF Taylor and Smell Away Solutions have established a strategic relationship for Taylor to distribute the Smell Zapper line of odor elimination products throughout the United States. WF

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WFCA, ESR Commercial become partners

Dalton, Ga.—The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has developed a new business partnership with ESR Commercial, the country’s largest trade association real estate broker. With more than 35 years of

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